Humans are quite adept at constantly enriching their arsenal of excuses. Excuses for being late, for missing a beat, for delaying everything ‘till Monday, for postponing Monday indefinitely. The problem is that we keep surrounding ourselves with comfort and every sort of instant gratification imaginable. Everything is available at the touch of a button, stored in our fridges, and dotted across the avenues we walk. Today, over one-third of Americans are considered obese, and this disease of affluence is taking no prisoners. Yet, just like its nickname suggests, obesity can easily be prevented. All it takes...Read More
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Spices have been a part of Indian and South-east Asian cuisine from a long time. We have a long and exhaustive history with the both the various kinds of spices and herbs available locally. Our lifestyle is such that we have inculcated these spices into our daily life either by consuming through food or making masala chai (spice/ masala tea). Rather, Haldi (turmeric) is a key ingredient in all our dishes whether making sabzi (vegetable) or giving a tadka for the daal (pulses).
I have also written a blog on both spices and herbs before, which consist of many other...Read More
Coconut water is in actuality the juice inside the cavity or endosperm of young, delicate coconut. Its water is one of the nature’s most invigorating beverages, devoured worldwide for its nutritious and wellbeing profiting properties.
The water is acquired by opening a delicate, green, sound, and unscathed coconut. Inside, the transparent liquid is sweet, sterile and made out of special substances, for example, sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, compounds, amino acids, cytokine, and phytohormones.
Coconut plant is from the palm trees
Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera
For the nutrition facts of coconut...Read More
Here is a guide to all the do’s and dont’s of yoga. With this easy nad simple guide you can perfect the art of practising yoga to maximise its benefits and lead a healthier, fitter and fuller life.
For a beginner, you can also check out these 11 Yoga apps to catch up with for a better experience.
Time for Practicing Yoga
“Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and wise”
- Early morning, one to two hours before sunrise is... Read More
We all love exercising. But what we miss on is the necessity of doing warm up and stretching our body. When we are properly warmed up and done sufficient stretch, the chances of injury are reduced and the outcome gets better.
To physically and mentally prepare our body for exercise and decrease the probability of injury it is necessary to warm up. Warm up ensures that there is a gradual increase in the circulation around the body so that there is no pressure on the body. While doing warm up, it is possible to...Read More
What are overweight and obesity?
Excessive or abnormal accumulation of fat which harms the health of our body has been explained as overweight and obesity.
Body mass index (BMI) is frequently used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is the division of a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of his/her height in meters (kg/m2).
WHO has defined overweight and obesity as when the BMI is greater than or equal to 25 and 30 respectively.
According to the facts...Read More
Herb is any plants utilized for nourishment, enhancing, prescription, or fragrance. Culinary utilize commonly recognized herb from flavors. Herb is the leafy green part of a plant (either crisp or dried) while a spice is from another part of the plant (typically dried), including seeds, berries, bark, roots and natural products.
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Part of Plant Used: Leaves
Origin: India, Asia, and Africa
Active Ingredients: Flavonoids: orientin, vicenin; Volatile oils: estragole, eugenol, limonene; ocimene (an...Read More
Herbs and spices are used in our daily life. It has ingrained itself into our food such that we do not even realise that we have used a specific herb or spice. So let’s take a tour, a slice from the spice, and find out different herbs and spices and their uses.
Scientific Name: Piper nigrum
Part of Plant Used: Berries (fruit)
Active Ingredients: piperidines, piperazines (Piperine)
Health Benefits: Pepper improves digestion as it...Read More
In today’s world, the most rising issue are pains in our back. Our sedentary lifestyle has made us inflexible. Moreover, the 9 to 5 schedule leaves little room for exercise leading to chronic and acute pains in our back. So add these exercises to your regimen to get that perfect arch on your back and that puff on your chest.
- Standar Push-Up
This one’s a work of art. With hands shoulder-width separated, keep your feet hip...Read More
For those who would rather do the home workout, total body workout is a lifesaver as they also provide a greater amount of variation to the home workout which usually gets limited to a small number of options.
Missed a workout? Now that’s a nightmare nobody wants but it still happens to some of us especially a newbie. That’s where full body workout help. Since these complex exercises engage all your body areas one way or the other along with the constant engagement of the core they are perfect for those who can workout for only 3-4...Read More